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With Common Core on the rise, 21st century skills as a foundation, and the expectation that writing should be present across all disciplines, it is pertinent that we offer our students the opportunity to write within our arts classes. Although all of us can prepare a multiude of writing explorations for our students, historical, kinesthetic, expository, informative etc., a quick and easy way to infuse writing into your curriculum is through reflective practice.
Content Areas: Literacy and Visual Art
Grade Level: 2-3
Today’s lesson seed focuses on providing 2nd and 3rd grade students with a ways to understand and evaluate informational text through visual art and movement. Informational text is often more challenging for students and teachers struggle with finding ways to keeping their students engaged when reading this type of work. However, when paired with visual art pieces that can also be read and used to deepen student understanding of […]
Content Areas: Reading and Music
Grade Level: K-2
Today’s lesson seed focuses on providing kindergarten through second grade students with a ways to recognize and perform multi-syllabic words through music. This is a challenging piece for students in these grade levels; students can easily perform the syllabic sounds but have difficulty in translating that into the correct amount of syllables. By utilizing music and found sounds to break apart the syllables in these words, students have a […]
Content Areas: Math and Visual Art
Grade Level: K-2
Today’s lesson seed focuses on providing kindergarten through second grade students with a hands-on opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of shapes and shape manipulation. In this lesson, students use the work of Frank Lloyd Wright’s stunning stained glass window designs to identify shapes and their various interpretations. Additionally, students create their own stained glass window using their knowledge of shapes and two-dimension composition strategies.
This lesson uses the iNotice3 […]
Content Areas: Engineering and Music
Grade Level: 9-12
Today’s lesson seed looks at the engineering design process through the eyes of music production and poetry. While the standards being intentionally addressed here are from the Next Generation Science Standards and Music Content Standards, you could also easily extend this lesson and intentionally connect several Speaking and Listening English Language Arts Common Core Standards as well.
In this lesson, students are using observational skills to identify the differences […]
Content Areas: Reading, Visual Art and Music
Grade Level: 9-11
Cognitive Level: Analyzing and Synthesis
Today, we’re sharing a lesson seed that expands upon the idea that you can use a piece of art or composition as a piece of text. In particular, by using art as informational text, we give students the opportunity to access informational text in a meaningful way that can act as an avenue into further exploration of this type of reading. As […]
We are proud to be able to offer you excellent lesson seeds here at EducationCloset that focus on authentic Arts Integration and STEAM concepts. We have over 40 to choose from and the list keeps growing! But one of the common questions I receive each week is about why we call these lesson seeds.
This terminology is used very intentionally. The lesson seeds we share are one-page, quick reference ideas that are meant to be […]
Aligned Standards: Next Generation Science Standards and Visual Arts Standards
Cognitive Level: Analysis, Evaluation and Creation
In this week’s Free Friday offering, we’re sharing a new STEAM lesson with you for middle school, specifically in grades 7-8. We’ve recently be focusing on the powerful potential of using computer programming/coding in the classroom as a new way to communicate and create art. In this week’s lesson seed, we’re sharing a unique way to showcase daVinci’s use […]
Fine Arts Standard: Music. Listen to and describe musical examples that represent styles and traditions from various historical periods and world cultures
Common Core Reading Standard: ELA-Literacy.RL.2.7 Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.
We’re well into the swing of fall and one of my favorite seasons for music integration! This month brings with it so many rich musical interpretations of Halloween and Harvest and this […]
For today’s Free Friday, we have a new high school lesson focusing on teaching Epic Poetry through Rap and Jazz improvisation. Often, epic poems can be difficult for high school students to connect to on a personal level, much less decipher the difficult level of text. By teaching the idea of epic poetry as an act of speaking and listening about a topic that is of significant cultural or heroic importance through improvisation in […]
Today, our Free Friday becomes a little more carefree with our latest free Arts Integration lesson plan! This K-2 lesson is designed to get students up and moving, identifying and manipulating shapes, and designing their problem-solving skills. Plus, you get to play with bubbles – who doesn’t smile from the sheer joy of making bubbles?
This lesson connects Common Core math (geometry) standards with dance and visual art standards to help make shape identification and […]
Happy 4th of July! Today is a day to celebrate the independence of our great nation, be with family and friends and hopefully enjoy a summer picnic. To help share in the festivities, we are offering a free Arts Integration lesson plan today that is all about the textured fireworks displays that we love this time of year.
There is so much beauty in these amazing groups of sky art. Not to mention the art […]
For today’s free Friday, we’re offering a brand new lesson plan! Today’s lesson aligns music standards for patterns with the new Next Generation Science Standards for teaching heredity. This lesson is intended for use in first grade, and relates the understandings of similarities and differences between adults and baby animals to the theme and variation form in music. In this musical form, the theme comes back over and over and is the main piece […]
For today’s Free Friday, we’re unveiling a brand new arts integration lesson seed! This one (and all others from now on) is aligned to the Common Core Standards: specifically, teaching persuasive writing through art. For this lesson, we’re hitting several ELA standards, but we’re focusing on standard CCRA.SL2: integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively and orally. This is such a wonderful standard for integration because it can be […]